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The organizers of the popular Festival Iminente in Lisbon have teamed up with Amnesty International for their ongoing Brave Walls project. Using the recognition of the event to address important issues, their most recent effort resulted in a new mural by Vhils (interviewed), demanding justice for Brazilian human rights defender Marielle Franco. The Rio city councilor and her driver were shot dead by two men in what appears to have been a targeted assassination on the 14th of March, which caused a series of protests held across […]
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More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): Jeffrey Deitch left MOCA amid controversy. Now he’s returning to L.A. to launch a gallery on his own terms. United Talent Agency Fine Arts head Josh Roth dies at 40. The American architect and theorist Robert Venturi has died at the age of 93. Geta Brătescu, the Romanian multidisciplinary artist, has died at age 92. A Los Angeles federal judge allows Adrian Falkner aka Smash 137’s lawsuit against GM to move forward. […]
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Our friends from Nuart Festival recently received another fantastic recognition – the 2nd edition of Nuart Aberdeen festival (covered) organized in collaboration with Aberdeen Inspired, was captured in the Obair Ealain (Street Art) documentary by BBC ALBA. Shot on location during the duration of the 2018 edition of the festival, and narrated in indigenous Gaelic, the 60min feature includes exclusive behind the scenes footage of the 12 participating artists giving meaning to this year’s theme – A Revolution of the Ordinary. It’s been an ongoing mission of Nuart to […]
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Invader’s work is made from conventional, individual tiles whose simplicity and uniformity belies the intangible mass of history, knowledge, and experience with which these mosaics are imbued. The artist’s practice is intimately associated with both graffiti and video games, which have proven to be two of the most dominant and enduring strands of youth culture over the last half-century. Out on the streets, graffiti has had a bigger impact than almost any other art movement in history;1 while indoors, gamers have clocked up billions of plays on […]
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We’ve recently written a lot about what was happening in Stavanger during the 18th edition of Nuart Festival, but we wanted to give you a heads up on the background of two of the arguably most impactful projects that took place. Both murals created by artists that came from other parts of the globe, Australian Fintan Magee and Mexican Said Dokins, were the results of collaborations between the festival and local organizations focused on social inclusion. Dokins’ Næarhet (proximity/closeness) mural was directly inspired by the experiences […]
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A few days after the official opening of Nuart 2018, we’re bringing you the final view of the new works produced for the 18th edition of the festival. The unprecedented lineup of 26 artists, two times more than their average over the years, included a significant number of stencil artists, a technique that has a special place in the heart and history of Norwegian art. As one of the most common and important mediums in Street Art, stencils have proven to be a strong tool in […]
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Continuing to work with the POW! WOW! family, OG Slick recently finished a wall for this year’s event in Worcester, Massachusetts. The mural features a motif the Los Angeles-based artist has worked on in the past featuring his familiar Micky Mouse hands spray painting a smiley face. We’ll have more from POW! WOW! Worcester soon, but for now enjoy some more photos of the multi-story piece form Slick. Photo credit: @carlosmare, @smanzo36, @dickchuck77, @1ill510, @lannysphotos, and the artist. Discuss OG Slick here.
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More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): Three shows coming up from Ai Weiwei in Los Angeles starting at the end of the month. Interview with Conor Harrington about his new show “The Story of Us & Them” at Heni Gallery. Street artist Revok and H&M settle dispute over an ad that featured his work without permission. Inside his London studio, Mark Wallinger contemplates our desire for self-reflection and recognition. The Milton Resnick and Pat Passlof Foundation has opened with an […]
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Rowdy is perhaps best known for his crocodiles, which stalk the urban landscape with a quiet menace, and his cast of other characters which abound with abrasive energy. But the Bristol-based artist’s abstract landscapes, which can be read as both highly political but also deeply personal, represent a far more reflective and contemplative side to his work. An entire building is depicted by an individual mark such as the smudge of a fingerprint, the stroke of a paintbrush or the squirt from a spray-can and […]
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The past weekend marked the opening of the 18th edition of the world-renowned Nuart Festival and once again, AM was there to witness all of it. Different in quite a few aspects than in previous years, the 2018 edition produced a whole new body of new public interventions ranging in size, placement, and medium, while adding to Stavanger’s exceptional street art collection. Due to unfortunate funding cuts this year, festival organizers were forced to slightly change their concept. “It has helped us to re-focus on who we are and what we’re […]
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Once again the quiet Norwegian city of Stavanger turned into the world capital of Street Art during the 1st week of September as the 18th edition of Nuart Festival brings an army of artists, creatives, academics, and media to cover the events. Aside from inviting the impressive lineup of 26 international artists to create work through the city, a number of prominent researchers, writers, academics, and journalists to discuss the topics related to Street Art, this year’s event marks the release of the very 1st Nuart […]
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More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): Why artist Barry McGee has no interest in a traditional museum retrospective. A list of the must-see gallery shows in New York this September. See the first trailer for HBO’s new documentary about the high-flying art market. Secrets of the LA art world, Part I: The Hills. David Teiger’s blue-chip art collection could exceed $100 million at Sotheby’s. Richanda Rhoden, a fascinating painter whose work was rarely shown in her lifetime. Is […]
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